When you’re building your dream home, or your dream vacation home for that matter, you want everything to be perfect! You’ve been planning this build for months, maybe even years, and have painstakingly selected colors and finishes and fixtures and more to make it just right. You took the time to meet with potential builders, electricians and designers, but when it comes to your plumbing you’re going to leave that to the construction company, right? Think again.
When it comes to new construction, you want the best contractors for the job. Which is why it’s equally important to select a plumbing professional to install your plumbing system.
Here are a few reasons why it’s important to choose a licensed plumbing company for your new home (or office):
A plumbing specialist is privy to the latest technology, gadgets and energy saving techniques to match your newly designed, modern home. Even the smallest, simplest tip can bring greater efficiency to your plumbing system. This includes ideas like sharing a ‘wet wall’ (a wall that contains water lines) in a home with multiple bathrooms or other rooms with a water supply like a kitchen or laundry room. Other recommendations include purchasing ‘low flow’ toilets and faucets, tankless water heaters and ways you can protect your supply lines from freezing temperatures.
Poor construction can cause leaks in the plumbing system and turn it into a breeding ground for mold, which may become a health hazard. In addition, a poor plumbing installation can run the risk of cross-contamination between the sewage system and the water system, leading to the development of harmful bacteria seeping into the freshwater lines. Any type of leak in the freshwater system could invite outside contaminants.
Proper layout and design are critical both to the safety and performance of your plumbing system. If the drainage system is not adequately designed, it could cause expensive problems such as sewage back up and frequent clogging.
As we mentioned in last month’s blog, some noises are completely normal, while others are a sign of poor plumbing installation. If the correct water chambers are not installed when the system goes in, the shockwaves that naturally occur when the water is turned on and off have nothing to absorb them, which results in a knocking sound, often referred to as a water hammer. This is a sign of poor planning and construction. Another common construction mistake is improperly secured supply lines. If there isn’t enough room in the design to allow for proper contraction and expansion, you will definitely hear the sound traveling.
Before you settle on letting your builder farm out the plumbing job for you, contact us for a free estimate.
We’re experts with new construction on the Outer Banks and offer many upgrades and finishing touches that make a house your home. We’re accustomed to working with other sub-contractors, and work around their schedule to keep the job moving. It is our philosophy that each home is custom to us; we can perform a post-job walk through with you, we’ll return for punch list items, and we treat our builders with priority to keep your project on schedule. We’ll even follow up with you on service and maintenance reminders to keep your system and appliances running smoothly.
Planning to build a new home or office soon? Share your project plan with us and see how we can help.